I was supposed to go salmon fishing on the Alsea River with a friend today, but we decided it would be too stormy, so then I decided to go duck hunting with another friend; we lasted about an hour in the wind and rain and called it a day. I wasn’t going to do anything but fish today so I am now sitting in my nice warm room, in my nice warm house, in my nice warm and comfortable recliner, writing this blog. I will probably write a couple of extra blogs to use on days when I am extra busy fishing or hunting. I am not reading the news or Facebook today so life is good as I sit in my recliner with my dog Roscoe on my lap with a whole thermos of coffee that I made to take hunting on the floor next to my chair. Did I already say that life is good, even if I didn’t get to go fishing?
Storms like what we are having today often change our schedules, but we usually just hunker down in a comfortable place and wait until it passes, and it always does.
In life we have storms that are not weather related, they usually have to do with other people in our life, our health, our jobs, our finances, even politics, some trial that messes with our life and our schedule. Often the best thing to do is just hunker down and wait it out because they always pass, sooner or later. Many people make a lot of bad choices during a storm, and then when the storm passes there is a whole new storm created by the bad choices. The bad choices are usually made in an attempt to hurry the storm along, or in anger or frustration because of the storm. It usually is best just to hunker down, be patient, and say, ”this too will pass.”